On This Day

What Happened in 1259

Historical Events in 1259

  • Jan 1 Michael VIII Palaiologos is proclaimed co-emperor of the Empire of Nicaea with his ward John IV Laskaris
  • Dec 4 Treaty of Paris: English King Henry III and French King Louis IX end 100 years of conflict between the Capetian and Plantagenet dynasties

Famous People Born in 1259

  • Mar 25 Andronikos II Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1332)

Famous People Who Died in 1259

  • May 29 Christopher I, King of Denmark (1252-59), dies at about 40 (b. 1219)
  • Sep 27 Ezzeline III da Romano, gentleman of Verona/"cruel monster", dies